Dr. Derek Draft received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan Dental School in 1998 and currently practices as a general dentist in Grandville, Michigan. Dr. Draft joined the State of Michigan Forensic Dentistry ID Team in 2000 and he joined DMORT Region V in 2001. He was deployed to Joplin, Missouri, with DMORT after a devastating tornado in May 2011. Dr. Draft has furthered his forensic education by attending multiple forensic courses including Forensic Odontology in a Medical Examiner's Office, and the 21st Southwest Symposium on Forensic Dentistry. Dr. Draft recently finished the CERF fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He is on the Board of Governors for the ASFO and a member of the AAFS Odontology Section. Dr. Draft was appointed as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Pathology Department at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and is a Forensic Odontology consultant. Dr. Draft successfully challenged the boards and in February 2018 he achieved diplomate status with the American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO). Dr. Draft developed the Draft Age Estimation Quicksheets, which was presented at the 2015 AAFS meeting in Las Vegas.